Does sweet potato pie taste the same as pumpkin pie?

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  1. DCal430

    DCal430 Diamond Member

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    I notice in pictures it looks the same, but I never had sweet potato pie before. Does it taste like pumpkin pie?
     
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    why would sweet potatoes taste like pumpkin?
     
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    it is similar, depends on the recipe

    and how much cool whip you pile on it
     
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    Nowhere near the same. One's a gourd, the other a root vegetable. But good sweet potatoes are in a class of good eats all their own.
     
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    The ones you pick up at the grocery stores around this time of year taste the same to me.
     
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    are you brain damaged?

    does a sweet potato taste like a pumpkin?

    derp derp theyre both orange derp derp

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    You can do better than this...
     
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    If the spices are the same, the taste is pretty close. Big difference is texture.
     
  11. PottedMeat

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    yes they taste the same assuming you used 1 cup of cinnamon in both.
     
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    Meh, to me they are totally different. It's like saying carrot = sweet potato = punkin
     
  13. DCal430

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    I was watching good eats and alton brown in his sweet potato pie recipie made it sound like it would taste like pumpkin pie.
     
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    Not sure how they can taste the same.
    I wonder if in a blind test (pies) , someone can taste the difference.
     
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    Cool Whip sucks...it's one of the worst things ever invented...

    BUT, otherwise, I agree. Sweet potato pie is usually very good. GENERALLY. similar to pumpkin because people often use much the same spices...but even so, it still has a bit different taste...and sometimes, a slightly different texture.
     
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    Too much thinking with this question - just use butternut squash to make your pie and call it a day.
     
  17. weirdichi

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    You mean cool hwip.
     
  18. Hugh Jass

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    Actually it would be Cool WHip. Just an emphasis on the h. Or did Family Guy not teach you anything?
     
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    it's simply astounding that clever marketing has tricked americans into paying more for hydrogenated oils that approximate whipped cream than the actual whipped cream the product was invented as a substitute for.
     
  20. boomhower

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    No, not at all assuming they were made right.
     
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    I despise Cool Whip. I can't imagine why anyone who has ever had the real thing, would eat the nasty fake stuff.
     
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    I agree. I'd RATHER have it made fresh from heavy whipping cream, but the canned stuff is an acceptable substitute. I'll go without rather than eat Cool Whip or any of the "off-brands" of imitation whipped topping.
     
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    Yeah, pretty much this. I remember being a kid and putting cool whip in between two cookies...god
     
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    Similar, not the same.
     
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    Does apple pie taste the same as cherry pie?

    lolwut?